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Mobile Lowdown 7-13-11: iPhone 5; Lodsys; RIM; Android Tablets/Newspapers

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A look at some of the big stories in mobile today:

iPhone 5: Another analyst’s view on what to expect with the next iPhone; this time, it’s about the carriers rather than the device. First, predictions that Sprint (NYSE: S) and T-Mobile will both offer the next device. Second, another claim that China Mobile will also have it by year’s end. (via CNET, Reuters)

Lodsys: The controversial patent holder is getting more creative with its royalty demands on developers. The next stage is cross-app promotions. (via TouchArcade)A

RIM: The handset maker has six months to prove to shareholders that its co-CEO structure remains a good idea, while one of its comeback strategies appears to be getting cozier with mobile operators. (via Bloomberg, New York Times)

Android tablets: The two largest newspapers in Philadelphia are offering discounted Android tablets to customers who take out long-term subscriptions to their Android apps. (via Chron/AP)

TV iPad apps: Channel 4 in the UK has launched a new app for its Channel 4 News program. The free app will inititially be available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. (via Channel 4)

TouchPad: Aggressive marketing strategy alert… HP (NYSE: HPQ) is “heavily” discounting its TouchPad tablet, just two weeks into its commercial launch. (via TechCrunch)

Windows Phone 7: Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) says it doesn’t seen its mobile OS going into tablets, which they view as an extension of PCs rather than smartphones. (via Electronista)

3 Responses to “Mobile Lowdown 7-13-11: iPhone 5; Lodsys; RIM; Android Tablets/Newspapers”

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  2. Drake DaCosta

    seems I’m as stoked about the next generation iphone as the next guy,
    but there is, as always, the twinge of fear as we all wait to see if
    Apple will manage to once again top itself and keep true to its
    hard-earned reputation as the innovative epicentre of modern society.
    Yet as Apple gets ready to release 15 million devices through the
    upcoming season, I can’t help but wonder if the grandiose investment is
    well calculated. Personal paranoia aside though, I did come across a
    pretty interest article on a similar topic the other day and think that
    it’s something you may find pretty interesting as well. Either way, it’s
    a fun read in case you run out of free fliers during morning coffee:

    P.S. If you’re having cappuccino, leave some for me. Half cream, no sugar :P